Category: Interviews

TSR Interview with Andrew Nathan*

February 20, 2015   True to its Marxist ideology, the Chinese Communist Party has put great faith in the power of material forces to steer Taiwan toward unification. In spite of the economic benefits Taiwan has gained in recent years from increasing ties with mainland China, most Taiwanese remain opposed to the idea of unification Read More …

Pac100 Interview with Robert Sutter

April 21, 2016 On May 20th, Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will be inaugurated as the new president of the Republic of China (Taiwan). She will be the first woman and only the second member of the independence-leaning DPP to hold Taiwan’s highest office.   Tsai’s repeated assertions that she intends to Read More …

TSR Interview with Bonnie Glaser*

September 25, 2014   Ever since the Republic of China lost its seat in the United Nations in 1971, Taiwan has been in a desperate battle to claw back its lost international space. Its situation has worsened over the years as the PRC has grown more powerful and has used its newfound economic and political Read More …

TSR Interview with Douglas Paal

September 9, 2014   The East China Sea Peace Initiative (ECSPI) is one of President Ma Ying-jeou’s major foreign policy initiatives. On August 5, the Taipei-based Prospect Foundation (遠景基金會) hosted the second East China Peace Forum to mark the second anniversary of the ECSPI. Taiwan Security Research’s Kristian McGuire** speaks with Douglas Paal, vice president Read More …

TSR Interview with Alan Romberg*

July 30, 2014   Rather than airing internal differences over a proposed freeze of the DPP charter’s independence clause at the July 20th DPP National Party Congress, Tsai Ing-wen sent the freeze proposal to the party’s Central Executive Committee for consideration. Taiwan Security Research’s Kristian McGuire** speaks with Alan Romberg, distinguished fellow and director of Read More …

TSR Interview with Richard Bush*

July 3, 2014   The longstanding dilemma in Taiwan over how to harmonize cross-Strait policies with long-term political interests gained attention last month after a former high-ranking U.S. official stated that Taiwan is at a “turning point” and needs to evaluate how its economic engagement with China impacts its political independence. Taiwan Security Research’s Kristian Read More …

TSR Interview with Robert Sutter*

June 19, 2014 China’s continual assertive pushes in the South China Sea together with new talks about good neighborliness have kept Beijing’s relations with Southeast Asia in the limelight. Meanwhile, rising popular discontent in Hong Kong with the territory’s political progress has ensured that the Chinese leadership has a full domestic plate as well. Taiwan Read More …